new technologies

Cybersecurity and the healthcare sector

It has generally been assumed that sectors like finance, energy and transport are most at risk for attacks by cyber criminals. But according to forecasts by Europol, in 2017 sensitive medical data of patients stored in poorly secured hospital systems will be in the front lines of cyberattacks. Blocking of the IT system or leaking of patient data can disrupt the work of a medical unit to such a degree that it is unable to treat patients until it pays a heavy ransom to cyber criminals. Is it possible to protect against such a scenario?

PSD2: Strong customer authentication

Proposed standards for strong authentication stir numerous controversies.

New Act on Trust Services and Electronic Identification

The Act on Trust Services and Electronic Identification is intended to adapt Polish law to the EU’s eIDAS Regulation. Among other things, it repeals the Electronic Signature Act. The new act is part of a broad trend toward creation of a new regulatory framework for digital commerce.

Is Polish law ready for FinTech?

Financial technologies need specific legal solutions and an open approach to the law.

Can capturing Pokémons put you on the wrong side of the law?

Players hunting for virtual creatures could end up facing real-life civil or even criminal liability.

Terrorism and new technologies

Recent terrorist attacks have revealed the dark side of new information technologies. Organiz¬ers of attacks, or fighters for the “Islamic State,” have ruthlessly exploited the latest communica¬tions technologies. For example, according to media reports, terrorists have arranged attacks via PlayStation tools or encrypted instant messaging services. Polish lawmakers decided to respond to this phenomenon by passing the Anti-Terrorism Act of 10 June 2016.